Radisson Hotel Group is pleased to announce the signing of Radisson Blu Hotel, Sheffield, expanding the brand’s UK presence in collaboration with the local city council as part of its flagship Heart of the City II development.

The brand-new hotel, opening in 2023, will be housed in the striking Victorian architecture of Pinstone Street featuring 154 light, airy and spacious rooms with a prominent location including views of the Peace Gardens. The stylish property will also offer multi-functional and flexible meeting and events spaces as well as a modern gym for guests.

The property will feature a high-end rooftop restaurant and bar looking out across the main city square, featuring a unique urban design to create a lively setting that feels dynamic and vibrant for everything from drinks with friends to Sunday lunch.

Adela Cristea, Senior Director, Head of Business Development UK & Ireland, Radisson Hotel Group said: “We’re very excited to be at the forefront of Sheffield’s regeneration project in a fantastic location at the heart of the city, as well as adding this vibrant new property to our selection of Radisson Blu hotels across the UK.”

Heart of the City II is revamping Sheffield’s city centre to deliver its long-awaited commercial, leisure, retail and residential area. As part of the scheme, the new hotel will help rejuvenate the centre of Sheffield with easy access to key attractions including The Crucible Theatre, Lyceum Theatre and live music venue O2 Academy Sheffield, as well as Sheffield Hallam University.

Councillor Mazher Iqbal, Cabinet Member for Business and Investment at Sheffield City Councildeveloper of the project said: “We are delighted that the Radisson Blu signing is now complete and can’t wait to welcome it to Sheffield in 2023.

“Radisson Blu truly reflects the quality of brand we are aiming to attract with the Heart of the City II scheme. Offering stunning views over the Peace Gardens, we are confident the hotel will become a landmark of the city centre that will give visitors a great base for exploring everything Sheffield has to offer.”

Andrew Davison, Project Director at Queensberry, strategic delivery partner, said: “Radisson Blu has global recognition and will instantly become the flagship hotel in the city.

“The site is an important location – linking together the Peace Gardens, Fargate, Grosvenor House and John Lewis – and will play a key role in selling the Heart of the City vision to potential new commercial, retail and food and beverage occupiers. It’s evidence that, despite challenging times, Sheffield is still a very attractive proposition to international businesses.

“In addition to the high-end retail and restaurant units on the ground floor, the building’s sophisticated rooftop bar and restaurant will deliver a new social dynamic to the City Centre’s business and visitor community.”

Famously known as the steel city, Sheffield was famed for its industry in the 1900s and still remains a city of innovation. Today, a green, modern cityscape is set against the stunning backdrop of the Peak District National Park. The city also hosts the spectacular Sheffield Winter Gardens, the largest urban glasshouse in Europe, housing more than 2,000 plants and attracting over two million visitors per year.

Sheffield has a vast cultural offering for visitors, with the famous Millennium Galleries now in partnership with London’s V&A museum, showing incredible exhibitions, and it has been voted many times as the friendliest and safest city in the UK.

The hotel will be located just 10 minutes walk from Sheffield train station and 40 minutes’ drive from Doncaster Sheffield airport. It is also within easy reach of the city’s main ring road.

Radisson Blu boasts stylish hotels for business and leisure in some of the world’s favourite destinations, including prominent cities across the UK such as London, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool and Edinburgh.